Storing Pictures on SkyDrive

14 Jul

Hello everyone!

While I am sitting in the Digital Workshop onboard the Noordam,
currently docked in Barcelona Spain, I have decided to discuss Microsoft’s
online filing cabinet, also known as the SkyDrive.  As we take more and more pictures throughout
our journey around the world, we are all becoming more aware of the importance
of backing up our photographs. While, some of us may use external hard drives, flash
drives or CD/DVD’s, there are others that have started to consider online

Microsoft’s online filing cabinet is called SkyDrive. This is a
very useful and free option for not only storing our photographs, but also an
easy and sufficient way of sharing our photographs as well. This is how I store
and share my photos with friends and family from all over the globe!

So how do you get your own SkyDrive? Simple! All you need is a
Window Live ID. First, navigate to and proceed
to the SIGN UP option.

Once you create an ID and a password, that’s it! You now have your
own Windows SkyDrive!

Now how do you actually put pictures on your SkyDrive and
share them with friends and family?

Very Simple! We recommend first start by opening and editing
your pictures in the Windows Live Photo Gallery. Directly from the Photo
Gallery you can choose the pictures you want to upload. You can choose just one
or multiple pictures. Then in the SHARE area of the HOME tab above your
pictures, click on the SKYDRIVE icon. You can then choose if you want to create
a new photo album or add your pictures to an existing album.

Once you’re finished with naming your albums, you can then
click on the PUBLISH tab in the bottom right corner. Once you photographs are
published they are now on your SKYDRIVE and you can begin sharing them with
friends and family by selecting on the SHARE tab above your pictures and then
selecting on SEND A LINK! You will then be prompted to enter in your recipients
email address and then hit send!

SkyDrive makes sharing and storing pictures and documents
quick and easy! I always tell guests it’s great because you “kill two birds
with one stone”, you are storing your pictures so you never lose them and at
the same time you are sending them to friends and family around the world!

Hopefully this blog helps you create your very own SkyDrive
so you can share your amazing photographs you are capturing while sailing to varies
destinations throughout the world!

Cheers from the Noordam



7 Responses to “Storing Pictures on SkyDrive”

  1. Theodore Guinan July 19, 2011 at 5:10 am #

    I did the digital workshops recently presented by Aiden on the Rotterdam.

    I have a lot of photos in Picasa – how do I get them into Windows Live Photo Gallery? If I export them, can they then be re-edited in Windows Live?



    • haldigitalworkshop July 19, 2011 at 10:43 pm #

      Hi Theo, As soon as you install WLPG the pictures will show up in the program (they are not duplicated, but both Picassa and WLPG edit and save photos in the ‘My Picutres’ section of your C’ Drive. The pictures aren’t actually stored in the programs themselves.

      Hope that helps!

      • Heidi July 22, 2012 at 11:54 am #

        So, is it easy to upload pics from Picassa to the Sky Drive? I’d rather stick to the editing program I’m used to but would like to store on SD..

  2. Limburg3rt July 21, 2011 at 9:55 am #

    I’m sorry, this is off topic but i thought you would like it. I just watched the beautifull ship MS Rotterdam enter the harbour in Rotterdam! Must be great to work on a ship like that, or any of those. Maybe you’ld like to watch a local tv station about the MS rotterdam sailing in:

    Have a good yourney!

  3. Pat Myers August 6, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    Hello Erin – I apparently have a Skydrive account (I think!) but I’m at a loss as to how to begin storing my 1,000+ pics on it. Where do I start? I look at the Skydrive “home” page and see my “documents” and “photos” and “favorites” files, but how do I actually begin to get them onto Skydrive? And – there’s a lot of them? Thanks for any step-by-step help you can give me!

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